Sun BBQ Fest

downloadOne of the highlights of the summer will happen on June 11th & 12th outside at Mohegan Sun where you can savor the flavors of the best barbecue around with festivities featuring live music, a beer trailer, barbecue battles and so much more.

BBQ Vendors

Some of the many vendors.

I have visited attended every year and even performed with the Stephanie Hansen Band once before retiring from the band business.

My favorites: 1) sampling all the BBQ, eating candied bacon, Dora’s Cupcakes and listening to the great live music.  Oh, BTW, the fireworks “ain’t too shabby” either – actually – they’re spectacular.

SUGGESTION – bring your own chairs with a cover – it gets pretty hot out there.


  1. No outside food or beverages will be allowed.
  2. Picnic tables and other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are welcome to bring in their own folding chairs if desired.
  3. You will be able to use all major credit cards or Momentum Dollars

Here’s a look at the weekend’s full schedule: Continue reading

NETime Gambling – Pausing for a Laugh

Alright, it has been pretty serious around here, with all the intense casino talk – expansion here, buying this and moving it here, etc.




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  • Wife: Where have you been
  • Husband: Sorry, but I lost you in a poker game, you’ll have to leave.
  • Wife: How did you manage that, you fool?
  • Husband: It wasn’t easy – I had to fold with a Royal Flush!     th (45)


The problem with Riverboat Gambling is that you can’t tell if you’re queasy from losing your money or seasick.








Finally, at the Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest a few weeks ago.  I noticed some interesting names of BBQ competitors.  See what you think – you can’t make this stuff up.




Mohegan Sun’s BBQ Fest

Thumbnail-BBQfest-Sunday-320x193One of my favorite outdoor activities all year in coming up next weekend.  On June 13th & 14th, the Mohegan Sun BBQ Fest, in Uncasville, CT., is once again host to some of the bestBBQ cooks in the country.

BBQfest_20140621_5Walking around the grounds festivities feature bands, a beer, and barbecue battles.  Every BBQ vendor has samples to help you vote for festival best! Last year my biggest and best surprise was the sweet glazed bacon – lunch and dessert all in one!

BBQfest_20140622_4Last year included grilled corn on the cob, pork sandwiches, ribs, and all sorts of BBQ specialty items. This year there will be desserts, beverages of all kinds, and including lots of no food vendors.

a few FAQ’s:

  • Sun BBQFest is held at the Winter Parking lot.
  • Admission is $5 entry fee at the door each day. Children under 6 years are free. Food and beverage tickets are available for purchase inside the designated festival area.
  • No outside food or beverages will be allowed.

Go to to check out the vendors and competitors expected:

Here are the scheduled events for both days:


11:00am: Festival Opens
11:00am – 1:00pm: Green Tea Band on Main Stage
12:00pm – 3:00pm: Wing Challenge opens to the public in the Judges Tent
3:00pm – 5:00pm:Whiskey & Rye on Main Stage
5:00pm – 8:00pm: DJ Chef Demo
6:00pm – 8:30pm: Rib Challenge opens to the public in the Judges Tent
8:00pm – 10:00pm:Jay Dempsey Band on Main Stage
9:25pm: Announcement of Wing & Rib Challenge Winners on Main Stage
9:30pm: Fireworks Display
10:00pm: Festival Closes


Visit the Kansas City BBQ Society teams with a People’s Choice poster and try their $2 samples and vote on the best BBQ of the weekend. Try one, try them all! Teams will have a variety of samples throughout the weekend for you to try and vote.


Enjoy competition wings and vote on your favorite. Visit a Food & Beverage ticket booth and purchase a $5 Wing Ticket* to enter the judging tent. Try 5 of the best looking wings and help us declare a winner.


11:00am: Festival Opens
11:00am – 1:00pm:The Attiks on Main Stage
1:00pm: DJae Mêlée
2:00pm: DJ Chef Demo
3:00pm – 5:00pm: Stephanie Hansen Band on Main Stage (NETG BONUS CHOICE!)

5:00pm: Announcement of KCBS Competition & People’s Choice Winners on Main Stage
6:00pm: Festival Closes

It’s been a fantastic event every year.  Be there or be BBQ square!

That’s all for now.